One can only imagine he’ll talk about the incredible stress of such a demanding sport. adidas gazelle He might suggest that his Tour de France wins still have some legitimacy since many competitors were also taking performance enhancing drugs.
If he really wants to make a play for sympathy, he could dwell on how much his cancer charity Livestrong has suffered.
But after a decade of indignant denials and legal threats and actions against his detractors that’s not going to satisfy many of Armstrong’s former fans. Here’s what they’ll really want to hear from the athlete, who promised to answer all of Winfrey’s questions “honestly” before Monday’s sitdown.
1. Did Armstrong dope before he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996? If so, did he tell his doctors? Betsy Andreu, the wife of a former teammate, testified in 2006 that she heard Armstrong admit to his doctors that he had used human growth hormone, steroids, and other chemicals. He denied it and tried to discredit Andreu by claiming she was “vindictive and vengeful.”
2. Air Jordan 1 Postal Service team into juicing?http://www.cheapnfljerseyschinadiscount.com In July 2010, Armstrong bristled at the suggestion he was a pusher. “There was absolutely no way I forced people, encouraged people, told people, helped people, facilitated,” he said. nike air max 90 femme “Absolutely not.”
4. Last week, the head of Switzerland’s anti doping laboratory denied the agency claims of helping Armstrong. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren And there is an active investigation into Armstrong payments to the International Cycling Union, the sport governing body.
5. Will Armstrong pay the price? The cyclist won more than $3 million in prize money with his seven Tour de France wins, plus $7.5 million in bonuses from the owner of the team. nike air max pas cher He’s been asked to return both. asics gel nimbus donna The Sunday Times of London is suing him for $1.5 million over a libel settlement he scored in 2004.
6. Air Jordan Goedkoop Why now? Armstrong has never been anything but belligerent when faced with evidence of doping. Even after he was stripped of his Tour de France titles, he tweeted a photo of himself relaxing on a sofa below the framed yellow jerseys from those wins interpreted by many as a defiant and arrogant gesture.